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Vista College Reviews

Updated June 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Vista College is a company that allows creativity and open discussion (in 4 reviews)

  • The best reason to work at Vista is if you really enjoy helping students to learn and improve their chances for successful careers (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "MIBC Program Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MIBC Program Director in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - MIBC Program Director in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vista College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Students are amazing and it is a joy to watch them succeed

    Cons

    I enjoy the management...the only negative I can think of is favortism and not all departments striving to help students

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what the people on the front line are saying e.g. instructors


  2. "Great employer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vista College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Teamwork to help students to get all they need and want from our school and each department.

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say at all.

  3. "Cosmetology Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Cosmetology in Las Cruces, NM
    Former Employee - Director of Cosmetology in Las Cruces, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Vista College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    helping students and staff with their goals.

    Cons

    To much drama with new management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff instead of yelling and belittling them in front of co-workers


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Education in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Director of Education in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vista College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Vista College is a smaller educational institution which focuses on the well-being of the students, employees and community. The are many opportunities for growth and love that each campus has it's own personality, but we all share in a common mission. Great team atmosphere.

    Cons

    The long hours can sometimes wear on you, but at the end of the day it's worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be innovative to meet the student, employer, employee and community needs.


  5. "A company that you can grow with!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Student Services Coordinator in Las Cruces, NM
    Current Employee - Student Services Coordinator in Las Cruces, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vista College full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    That I was able to grow within the company. When I first started working here, I started off as a receptionist. They allowed me to show them my working potential and promoted me. I appreciate that they want their current employees to climb to the top with leadership classes and opportunities. To me that is a great quality for a company to have. Their slogan is true to what they stand for, "We create opportunities." and for me they did just that.

    Cons

    I really do not have cons, work can be hard but in a good way. You have to give your all for this company when it comes to long days, but it is worth it in the end.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Vista College. Great place to Study and great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Admissions in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Director of Admissions in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vista College full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent career based programs that prepare the student to enter the workforce.
    Friendly staff and management.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say about Vista or its leadership team.


  7. "Great work environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - Enrollment Counselor in Killeen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vista College full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary for Killeen Texas paid very well.

    Cons

    Keeping the students interested in furthering their education.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administration in Fort Smith, AR
    Current Employee - Administration in Fort Smith, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Vista College full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team, great benefits. Pay is higher than average, people work together to do what is best for students.

    Cons

    Too much gossip and negativity in the staff

    Advice to Management

    Celebrate your successes


  9. "Progressive with flaws"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Education in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Director of Education in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Vista College (More than a year)

    Pros

    Progressive company that gives you the opportunity to move up if you are coming in as an entry level worker.

    Cons

    If you are a director level or higher there is not an opportunity to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Move away from the mindset of allowing lower level workers to leave for inadequate management of the campuses.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away From Vista College/Subpar Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Higher Education in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Higher Education in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Vista College part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sadly, there are none to mention.

    Cons

    Deplorable leadership, poor communication with staff, unprofessional behaviors from leadership, propensity to blame staff when students fail, unrealistic expectations from staff.

    Advice to Management

    Administer an enema. Clean out your current staff and start completely over.


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